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Great Western Memorial Park : 08-04-2014
Great Western Memorial Park : 08-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Roger Johnson

A park commemorates those who served in World War Two.

The park and a group of war memorials were officially opened and unveiled by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks, on 16 August 1956. 

The gates of the park were erected by the Kilpatrick family in memory of Flight Lieutenant William Robert Kilpatrick, RAAF, who was killed in air operations over Boulogne on 31st July 1943 during World War Two.
 

Location

Address:Western Highway & Paxton Street, Great Western, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.152889
Long: 142.856037
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 16th August, 1956
Left Side Inscription

Gates :

Great Western War Memorial Park 

The memorials within this park were unveiled by His Excellency the Governor of Victoria General Sir Dalla Brooks K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., K St J.

August 16th 1956


 

Right Side Inscription

Gates :

Great Western War Memorial Park 

These gates are in memory of William Robert Kilpatrick Flight Lieutenant R.A.A.F. killed in air operations over Boulogne

July 31st 1943

 

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